It’s a love story for the ages — Barack and Michelle’s first date! The story has been told many times before, but now it’s heading to the big screen.
As it’s been told by the President, he had his sites set on a young Michelle Obama (née Robinson) when he embarked on a summer job at Chicago law firm where Robinson was a lawyer and his boss. After some convincing, the two went on a date and visited the Art Institute, took a long walk, and caught a showing of Spike Lee’s, Do The Right Thing.
According to Deadline, the beautiful love story will now be a movie titled, Southside With You. “Southside With You, a drama in the vein of Before Sunrise, chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side,” the website states.
Casting for the film has already begun with Tika Sumpter scoring the role of Michelle Obama. Sumpter will also serve as one of the executive producers of the film as well. As of right now, no one has been cast to play young Barack, but “The Guardian” speculated possible stars could include Drake, Michael B. Jordan or even “Saturday Night Live” Obama impersonator Jay Pharaoh.
Filming is set to begin in July on location in Chicago.
Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First
If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.
Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.
And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.
What I also loved were the new editions. Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman – and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.
Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.
Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne). But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.
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